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  • Monthly Roundup: Africa

    Tariq Desai   President Hifikepunye Pohamba, the outgoing president of Namibia, has won the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership. The prize is given each year to an elected African leader who demonstrated good governance, raised living standards and left office. Mr Pohamba will receive $5m as a result. It is only the third time […]

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  • Monthly roundup: Asia and the Americas

    Yến Nguyễn Asia Domestic servant abuse has become a pressing issue in Hong Kong after a woman is found guilty of abusing and torturing her Indonesian maid. As reported, there are approximately 300,000 domestic servants from many parts of Asia working in Hong Kong, many of whom are victims of human trafficking and domestic violence […]

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  • Monthly Roundup: Europe

    Bárbara Alejarra   –          On the 3rd of February, the International Court of Justice – ICJ – decided the case of Croatia v. Serbia, regarding the allegation of genocide during Croatian war of Secession. In 1999, Croatia filed a case before the ICJ to claim for compensation for the damage caused by the targeting of […]

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  • Growing up without a father: A Bosnian Story

    Nikola Hajdin During the war in Bosnia, both children and adolescents experienced: ‘wounding of one’s father’, ‘father loss because of killing or missing and loss of immediate or extended family member(s)’, ‘unwillingly leaving home’, ‘separation from family and friends’, ‘forced expulsion from home’, ‘living in collective refugee settlements’, ‘refugee problems and life in a small […]

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  • LGBT Rights within the Council of Europe framework: the Principle of Non-Discrimination

    Vasco P. da Silva Within the political and legal framework provided by the Council of Europe, several recommendations have been presented to its 47 Member States concerning the topic of the LGBT rights. The most crucial has been the request for signature and ratification of Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights […]